Spain Travel & Accommodation Guide
in Vigo - Pontevedra Province, Galicia, Spain
|Vigo is the largest city
in Galicia located in the province of Pontevedra, Spain. According to the
2005 census, the population of the city of Vigo proper was 293,725, and
the population of the entire urban area was estimated to be 420,672, ranking
as the 14th-largest urban area of Spain.
|The city is well known for its fishing
industry, food, cultural and night life, and football (soccer) team Celta
de Vigo. The southernmost of Galicia’s rias, the Ria of Vigo is extensive
and fertile. The city is located in its midst, facing the towns of Cangas
and Moaña on the other shore. The Cíes Islands complete a
landscape that enjoys a mild climate throughout the year. An area that
is enjoyed by almost three thousand Vigo inhabitants.
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The era of cheap air travel
has placed Vigo firmly on the map as an attractive city break destination.
It's about time. Vigo is a marvellous city that is brimming with fantastic
attractions. The city has up until now have been largely undiscovered by
tourism. Newcomers will be suitably impressed by the city. Hiring a car
in Vigo makes sense for many reasons. With a hire car in Vigo, you're free
to explore this beautiful city and its environs at a pace that suits you.
Wherever you travel, you're sure to be getting a unique travel experience
that will leave a lasting impression.
Vigo Airport Mini Guide:
Vigo Peinador International
Airport is located 15km from the centre of Vigo and is an important base
for a number of international airlines including Spanair, Iberia Airlines,
Clickair and Air Europa.
|Things To See/Do in Vigo:
Vigo is situated in Northwest
Spain and is the largest city in Galicia. The city's main claims to fame
are its thriving fishing industry and its football team, Celta de Vigo.
Galicia boasts some of the sunniest weather conditions in the region and
is the perfect place to find breathtaking scenery, sandy beaches and attraction
Vigo dates back to ancient
Roman times but the city of Vigo as we know it today, developed as a result
of continuous urban planning changes in the 19th and 20th centuries. Vigo
is renowned for its wonderful sailing facilities and events such as Atlantic
Week, which draw in huge crowds from all around Europe. The locals of Vigo
have a proud heritage. Natives of Vigo speak Galician, a language similar
to Portuguese that originated centuries ago. The fact that the language
has survived through to modern times is a testament to the stoic nature
of the locals.
Boats in Harbour at Vigo, Galicia, Spain
Hiring a car in Vigo makes
sense. Being a border city, located close to Portugal, touring opportunities
abound in Vigo. The outlying area is home to some of Spain's most breath-taking
scenery. Car hire in Vigo takes you to places and attractions that public
transport just can't reach. With Vigo car hire you'll discover beautiful
landscapes and seascapes that would otherwise remain the preserve of locals
and those in the know.
and the Ria De Vigo, Vigo
|Eating Out in Vigo:
Vigo's cuisine is amongst
the most richest and varied in the world. Seafood and fish dishes reign
supreme in Vigo, with the city boasting hundreds of specialist restaurants.
Oysters and octopus are local favourites-be sure to try them while in town.
Whatever you settle for, you'll dine like royalty for a pauper's price
Day Trips/Events in Vigo:
Vigo is the ideal bases
from which to explore the beautiful nearby sights of Santiago de Compostela,
the scenic O Rosal Valley and Portugal's fortified Minho Valley. Don't
take our word for it though, grab a map and go exploring for yourself.
In this wonderfully diverse region, you'll always find somewhere to stop
and reflect on the beautiful and diverse landscape.
While in town, make an effort
to catch fantastic local side Celta de Vigo in action.
|About the Author - Fiona writes
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Palacio Universal, Vigo
Housed in a handsome building
dating from the late 19th century, and featuring distinctive contemporary
interiors showcasing modern art pieces, the Hotel AC Palacio Universal
is located by the harbour in central Vigo. Parque do Castro, a historic
site affording panoramic views, is 500 metres from the hotel and the Museo
del Mar (Museum of the Sea) is three kilometres away. This hotel combines
19th-century architecture with contemporary style, and houses a gym with
modern fitness equipment and a sauna. A range of therapeutic beauty
services are also available. Other amenities include a business centre,
a cell-phone rental service, and 24-hour room service. The Hotel AC Palacio
Universal's La Cuaderna restaurant is characterised by striking contemporary
decor and modern art, and serves a selection of dishes made with fresh
Hesperia Vigo is a modern
high-rise hotel with a grey façade located in the centre of the
business district, next to Plaza De Las Americas. The 123 air-conditioned
guestrooms feature white décor with patterned fabrics and wood furnishings.
All include satellite television, safes, hair dryers, direct-dial phones
and marble bathrooms with complimentary toiletries. Guests can enjoy
a wide range of international and local dishes alongside an extensive wine
list at the hotel restaurant, Al Punto, or relax with a drink in the hotel
cafeteria and bar area. Nearby attractions include the Balaidos football
stadium, which is 300 metres away and Castrelos Park, which covers 22,000
square metres and houses the Quiñones de Leon Palace, now home to
the Municipal Museum, which is one kilometre away. The town centre is two
kilometres away and Samil Beach is three kilometres away. Vigo Airport,
is 10 kilometres from the hotel.
Husa Bahia de Vigo
The Husa Bahia de Vigo is
a modern, high-rise hotel sited in the old city, 500 metres from the historical
sights and landmarks of the Parque do Castro. The 19th-century neo-classical
shrine of Colegiata de Vigo is one kilometre away, and the nearest beach
is two kilometres away. The Islas Cies, a group of three islands renowned
for their unspoiled natural beauty, are 20 kilometres away. After breakfast,
guests can browse the complimentary newspapers in the lobby and relax with
drinks in the café. In the evening, guests can dine in the informal
Bahia restaurant, which specialises in seafood dishes and offers panoramic
views of the surrounding area. Those wishing to catch up on e-mails or
surf the web can take advantage of the hotel's wireless Internet coverage.
The hotel's conference and banqueting facilities can accommodate up to
1,500 delegates. Golfers will find the nearest course 15 kilometres from
Husa Ogalia, Vigo
This seven-storey hotel
is housed in a contemporary property in the centre of the Spanish port
of Vigo on the Atlantic coast. The Islas Cies nature reserve is one kilometre
from the hotel and the La Madroa Viewpoint is four kilometres away. Vigo
railway station is 150 metres from the hotel and Vigo Airport is eight
kilometres from the hotel, an approximate driving time of 15 minutes.
The 24-hour front desk has a safe-deposit box and the public areas have
complimentary Internet access. Limited hours room service is available
and there are laundry facilities. Garage parking is available for a surcharge.
Restaurant Ogalia serves international dishes in a contemporary setting.
The 88 guestrooms over seven floors have light decor and simple furnishings
including desks. All are equipped with satellite television, direct-dial
phones and high-speed Internet access. Other amenities include climate
control and hair dryers.
The Hotel Zenit Vigo is
housed in a nine-storey traditional Spanish-style property and located
in the centre of Vigo, between the two main avenues of Gran Via and Urzaiz.
The city's harbour is one kilometre away and Monte Castro Park is two kilometres
from the hotel. Vigo Airport is ten kilometres from the hotel, with an
approximate driving time of 15 minutes. Multilingual staff at the
24-hour front desk can provide room service. Complimentary wireless Internet
access is available. Two large conference rooms can accommodate meetings,
exhibits and banquets. Discounted guest parking is available in front of
hotel. The Restaurant La Rotonda serves traditional Galician dishes
with a modern twist, in a contemporary setting and is open Monday-Saturday.
Tres Luces, Vigo
Hotel Tres Luces is located
in the main shopping district of Vigo, Spain, 1.5 kilometres from the old
town, and five kilometres from the beach. The main station is 300 metres
away, and Vigo Airport is 10 kilometres away. This modern seven-storey
hotel features a coffee shop and bar, a safe-deposit box for securing valuables,
and wireless Internet access. Room service is available during restaurant
opening hours, and there is onsite garage parking. Restaurant Tres
Luces serves regional and international dishes for lunch and dinner. A
complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily. There are a range
of meeting and conference rooms at Tres Luces, the largest seating up to
160 persons. The nearest golf course is 10 kilometres away.